Elevation: 3,700 ft
GPS: 34.665, -116.978 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Francis Baker (fran) on Sep 26, 2006 with improvements by Benjamin Chapman and 1 other
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

New Jack City (NJC), also known as Sawtooth Canyon, is a sport climbing destination near Barstow, CA. With more than 450 sport climbs ranging from 5.6 - 5.13 scattered across the high desert, New Jack City offers something for climbers of all abilities. The rock is an unusual form of metamorphic rock of volcanic origin, offering often tricky and thought-provoking sequences and moves on huecos, pockets, edges, jugs, underclings, and crimps. The climbing is typically steep and diverse, requiring both strength and technique. Located in the high desert the climbing season runs from October through May.

Getting There

Heading south from Barstow on Hwy 247 (Barstow Rd.), turn right on the dirt road at mile marker 63.0. Follow this road for 0.9 miles, where the road forks at a BLM kiosk. Bear left at the kiosk, and follow the road more-or-less straight ahead for 0.6 miles until the road dead ends at the main parking area. The maintained trail from this parking area that crosses the fence leads directly to Raven Rock

Camping

Campsites at New Jack City are first-come first-served and there is no fee to camp. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring and outhouses are not too far away. No water is available so come prepared - this is the desert.

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411 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at New Jack City

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 159
Crooked Dick Spire
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 177
Reaching Rayane
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 169
Route 66
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 203
Welcome to New Jack City
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 95
Little Red Book
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 160
Three Giant Steps
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 108
Change of Scene
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
Step Across
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 183
Holey Moley
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 96
Chick Flakey
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 209
Espresso
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 91
Love Onsite
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Gun For Hire
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 100
The Scene Is Not For Sale
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 76
Candy O
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crooked Dick Spire Box Canyon East > Crooked Dick Spire (a…
 159
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Reaching Rayane Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall
 177
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Route 66 Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks South
 169
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Welcome to New Jack City Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 203
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Little Red Book Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks: E Face
 95
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Three Giant Steps Box Canyon East > Boy Scout Wall
 160
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Change of Scene Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Across Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 124
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Holey Moley Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 183
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chick Flakey Box Canyon East > Sunnyside
 96
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Espresso Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks N Face "P…
 209
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Love Onsite Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks W (Warm-u…
 91
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Gun For Hire Box Canyon East > Hueco Wall
 105
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Scene Is Not For Sale Box Canyon East > Crossfire Crag
 100
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Candy O Box Canyon East > Raven Rocks > Raven Rocks South
 76
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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